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Modelling pyrolysis process for CFRP recycling in a closed-loop supply chain approach

Lefeuvre, Anaële and Yerro, Xavier and Jean-Marie, Alan and Vo Dong, Phuong Anh and Azzaro-Pantel, Catherine Modelling pyrolysis process for CFRP recycling in a closed-loop supply chain approach. (2017) Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 40. 2029-2034. ISSN 1570-7946

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63965-3.50340-8


Several pathways have been investigated to recycle Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymers (CFRP), that have been increasingly used in a wide range of applications such as automotive, aerospace and renewable energy. Pyrolysis is currently considered to be the only process that is available on an industrial scale. Yet to our knowledge, no study based on process systems engineering concepts has been performed in order to evaluate the environmental gain that can be obtained from the production of the very energy-intensive production of virgin carbon fibres. In this work, a pyrolysis recycling process of a capacity of 1500 tonnes/year has been modelled by using Aspen Hysys v8.6 simulation software to evaluate the avoided environmental impacts using a Life Cycle Assessment approach, and in particular, those related to Global Warming Potential (expressed in kg CO2 eq.). A functional unit based on the recycling of 1 kg of carbon fibre reinforced polymers has been considered. An economic evaluation has also been carried. The objective is to use these results in order to build the process echelon of the CFRP recycling supply chain based on reliable data

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-03512197
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Other partners > ALTRAN (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:18 Jul 2018 14:33

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